10/27/13

The Kitchen Buffet Dressed for the Autumn


I love redecorating with items I already have in the house. It feels like I have a brand new whatever whenever I find a new spot for any of my old house decor items. Last spring I decided to take the freebie mirror my sister gave me which was in the upstairs hall, and hang it above the buffet in the kitchen. While I do love the look I have to be very diligent about keeping the kitchen island clear, otherwise the mirror will reflect whatever is on the counter, and if it's a mess it feels like I have twice as much of a mess. 


So today when I took the fall wreath off of the front door to make way for the Halloween wreath, I got the idea of hanging it on the mirror in the kitchen...and I have to tell you that I love it! The wreath partially hides the image of the counter without totally losing all of its beautiful reflective quality, and gives me a great spot to display seasonal wreaths!


This fabulous mercury glass and jute lamp I picked up at Home Goods last fall for about $35. A steal right?


And those beautifully graceful thrift shop swans, which were part of my fall mantel display, made their way into the kitchen after I decorated the mantel for Halloween.



I added a little bling in the way of a single silver candle holder and by placing a hurricane glass around it.




I adore my country white plates from both Phaltzgraff and the Christmas Tree Shop.


A couple of faux pumpkins in two different textures were added to the vignette and voila...it was done! I kept if very simple this year but did incorporate some pops of orange.


Hope you are enjoying a relaxing weekend and wishing you an autumn bountiful with God's blessings.

XO
Update: Today I was moving more of my fall items around and decided to add the little rustic looking "FALL" banner I made to the vignette...what do you think?



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23 comments:

  1. I love the buffet in your kitchen. It looks gorgeous and I love the idea of a mirror in the kitchen-even if it does mean you need keep things neater!

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  2. The hurricane over the silver candle holder is striking. I too hung a wreath on my dining room mirror and I smile each time I pass by it. Your kitchen buffet is PERFECT!

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  3. Your kitchen buffet is beautiful. I like the hurricane over the silver candle holder. Going to search for a small holder like yours to fit my hurricane. I hung a fall hydrangea wreath from a mirror in our dining room. A smile comes across my face each time I pass by.

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  4. Barbara,

    Your berry wreath is a bejeweled bracelet on that lovely mirror! Stunning! What a pretty seasonal vignette, soft and romantic and refreshing!

    Have a lovely Sunday!

    Poppy

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  5. Your autumn buffet is lovely. The mercury glass lamp is so gorgeous and what a great price. I love the Home Goods Store. The plates in the caddy are gorgeous all by themselves. Have a wonderful fall Sunday..... Candy

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  6. Really beautiful. I love those swans.

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  7. Absolutely stunning vignette. I love your swans, they are fabulous and that berry wreath is beautiful. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that will be live today at 2:30 PT. www.astrollthrulife.net Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

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  8. It all looks great ~ I really love your wreath on the mirror!

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  9. Your autumn touches are so pretty, love the wreath and the velvet pumpkin!!

    Cynthia

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  10. Absolutely beautiful! The swans are gorgeous...I just love them! They really make the vignette.

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  11. Beautiful, love what your Fall décor....and you dishes are wonderful!

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  12. I love everything about this...in fact, I love your whole blog! I am your newest follower! Cannot wait to try the Raspberry Hazelnut Jelly Roll, and I saw several other things I want to explore further :)
    Cindy

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  13. I missed this somehow..could be I was out of town..but how beautiful it is. I am inspired to get my wire rack and white dishes out..think I will..thank you

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  14. Love your Fall decor! Just the right amount!!

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  15. Beautiful beautiful your space and so is your post!
    All those pictures are so gorgeous. I am deeply inspired by your creativity.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  16. That is so pretty, Barbara. I love that lamp, what a bargain. I'm looking through all your posts I've missed. I may comment on some but you don't have to answer me back every single time!. I know you have painting to do!..Happy Halloween, Judy

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  17. Everything is beautiful, Barbara! I love the cute banner and I appreciate you sharing your Fall décor at the Open House party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  18. Barbara, I wanted to drop by to let you know to look for your feature this evening!
    xx,
    Sherry

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  19. Your autumn buffet is lovely. Love the contrasting colors of the wreath with the swans. Such a beautiful vignette, love the lamp too! New follower on GFC!

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  20. just beautiful, love the swans, and that wreath is gorgeous!!

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